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(BGR)   Samsung snags smartphone crown, ships more smartphones in Q3 than any company. In history   (bgr.com) divider line 127
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2012-10-26 11:42:49 AM  
Suck it Apple. Did you hear me? Suck it.
 
2012-10-26 11:51:45 AM  
I played with the Note II yesterday and that thing is fast.
 
2012-10-26 01:18:53 PM  
Most smartphones in history? Even more than Philco did in '67?
 
2012-10-26 01:22:47 PM  
I wonder how much influence Apple's lawsuits had on this.
 
2012-10-26 01:24:42 PM  
Is this now the modern day Chevy vs. Ford debate?

Do we have decals of Calvin pissin' on an Apple logo?
 
2012-10-26 01:37:40 PM  
In history? As though the Roman Empire shipped so many smartphones that this record goes back more than about 10 years?
 
2012-10-26 01:39:01 PM  
Yes, but Apple invented history.
 
2012-10-26 01:45:08 PM  
I've had the same Samsung dumb phone for two years now with no issues. It works so well, in fact, that I don't intend to upgrade anytime soon. Thanks, Samsung.
 
2012-10-26 01:50:37 PM  

bennett311: Is this now the modern day Chevy vs. Ford debate?

Do we have decals of Calvin pissin' on an Apple logo?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-26 01:58:55 PM  
I got my S3 from work. Thanks work, it's awesome.
 
2012-10-26 01:59:54 PM  
Wow. You iHaters make the Apple fanbois look like neutral parties. Unless you own Samsung stock, you really have nothing to cheer about.
 
2012-10-26 02:07:17 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

My iPhone makes telephone calls. It is so farking awesome. All other telecommunication options are inferior.
 
2012-10-26 02:14:52 PM  
Shipped, huh?

I wonder if we'll eventually find out how many actually sold.
 
2012-10-26 02:17:37 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Shipped, huh?

I wonder if we'll eventually find out how many actually sold.


Please. Samsung has sold a goddam gazillion phones. I even have one and I love the damn thing. That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.
 
2012-10-26 02:24:06 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Most smartphones in history? Even more than Philco did in '67?


I want to see a comparison to the height of the Sumerian culture...

They sure loved their tablets.
 
2012-10-26 02:26:39 PM  

Walker: Suck it Apple. Did you hear me? Suck it.


The fact that people get so emotionally invested in their cell phone brand of choice is hilarious to me.
 
kab
2012-10-26 02:28:16 PM  

JohnBigBootay: That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.


Have you ever seen how quickly the white knighters around here rush to the defense of CEO's whenever salary is a topic?

Corporatism has replaced religion for an embarassingly large number of people.
 
2012-10-26 02:32:50 PM  

miscreant: I wonder how much influence Apple's lawsuits had on this.


Exactly, its the best publicity any billion dollar company could get, people root for the little guy as it were and hate the bully.
 
2012-10-26 02:40:04 PM  

kab: JohnBigBootay: That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.

Have you ever seen how quickly the white knighters around here rush to the defense of CEO's whenever salary is a topic?

Corporatism has replaced religion for an embarassingly large number of people.


bah. you can go the whole post-modern psych-lit analysis of human nature if you like. maybe it's all a factor. but, it may be the case that people like their gadgets. they want their gadgets to be the best. when a gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgetry, the people get excited because that increases the chance this good gadget maker will continue to make better gadgets, thus resulting in people having better gadgets. conversely, when a crappy gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgets, that's sad, because that means the future of gadgets will probably be crappy.
 
2012-10-26 02:52:21 PM  

pute kisses like a man: kab: JohnBigBootay: That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.

Have you ever seen how quickly the white knighters around here rush to the defense of CEO's whenever salary is a topic?

Corporatism has replaced religion for an embarassingly large number of people.

bah. you can go the whole post-modern psych-lit analysis of human nature if you like. maybe it's all a factor. but, it may be the case that people like their gadgets. they want their gadgets to be the best. when a gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgetry, the people get excited because that increases the chance this good gadget maker will continue to make better gadgets, thus resulting in people having better gadgets. conversely, when a crappy gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgets, that's sad, because that means the future of gadgets will probably be crappy.


1. The nature of technology means that even if your gadget is "the best" when you bought it, it will soon be second-best, then third-best, etc., ad infinitum.
2. Your last sentence implies that companies copy what sells. But if people "want their gadgets to be the best," they how would a crappy gadget maker get rewarded?
3. Your shift key is broken.
 
2012-10-26 02:55:53 PM  

bennett311: Is this now the modern day Chevy vs. Ford debate?


Not quite. It's almost an entirely one way hate, directed towards Apple. A better example would be Netscape vs MS in the 90s. The people championing MS then are the same people championing Samsung now.

Granted, Apple has bigger pockets than Netscape's investors, but it's still a debate for the right to copy and give away to retain marketshare vs a the right to create and own a unique design array.

/sent from my gnex
 
2012-10-26 03:02:22 PM  

Sique: Yes, but Apple invented history.


They invented fire, the wheel and cavepaintings
 
2012-10-26 03:10:21 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: pute kisses like a man: kab: JohnBigBootay: That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.

Have you ever seen how quickly the white knighters around here rush to the defense of CEO's whenever salary is a topic?

Corporatism has replaced religion for an embarassingly large number of people.

bah. you can go the whole post-modern psych-lit analysis of human nature if you like. maybe it's all a factor. but, it may be the case that people like their gadgets. they want their gadgets to be the best. when a gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgetry, the people get excited because that increases the chance this good gadget maker will continue to make better gadgets, thus resulting in people having better gadgets. conversely, when a crappy gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgets, that's sad, because that means the future of gadgets will probably be crappy.

1. The nature of technology means that even if your gadget is "the best" when you bought it, it will soon be second-best, then third-best, etc., ad infinitum.
2. Your last sentence implies that companies copy what sells. But if people "want their gadgets to be the best," they how would a crappy gadget maker get rewarded?
3. Your shift key is broken.


really? did I piss on your favorite product? I don't give a fark about either product. add some subjectivity to the notion of 'best' and i think your first two problems will be solved. regarding your third one, so sorry.
 
2012-10-26 03:19:42 PM  
Whoa, who would have ever thought that the record for shipping smartphones would be set in this day and age?
 
2012-10-26 03:22:57 PM  
thats right citizens
get upset over what logo is on your handheld tracking device..
 
2012-10-26 03:27:02 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Mitch Taylor's Bro: pute kisses like a man: kab: JohnBigBootay: That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.

Have you ever seen how quickly the white knighters around here rush to the defense of CEO's whenever salary is a topic?

Corporatism has replaced religion for an embarassingly large number of people.

bah. you can go the whole post-modern psych-lit analysis of human nature if you like. maybe it's all a factor. but, it may be the case that people like their gadgets. they want their gadgets to be the best. when a gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgetry, the people get excited because that increases the chance this good gadget maker will continue to make better gadgets, thus resulting in people having better gadgets. conversely, when a crappy gadget maker gets rewarded for his gadgets, that's sad, because that means the future of gadgets will probably be crappy.

1. The nature of technology means that even if your gadget is "the best" when you bought it, it will soon be second-best, then third-best, etc., ad infinitum.
2. Your last sentence implies that companies copy what sells. But if people "want their gadgets to be the best," they how would a crappy gadget maker get rewarded?
3. Your shift key is broken.

really? did I piss on your favorite product? I don't give a fark about either product. add some subjectivity to the notion of 'best' and i think your first two problems will be solved. regarding your third one, so sorry.


Since there was no mention of a product in any part of that post, I don't think you pissed on anything. Except logic.
 
2012-10-26 03:27:53 PM  
This kind of pointless bickering is why I have the ultimate phone- bow before

www.cellguru.net

Suck it haters.
 
2012-10-26 03:28:04 PM  
My old Motorola RAZR works just fine.

Last week I found out I could program alarm reminders on the calendar.

/I don't think I'm helping tech companies stay in business.
 
2012-10-26 03:32:39 PM  
I'm excited for the new Nexus shizz to be announced on Monday but it sounds like Verizon (my carrier) and maybe other NA carriers might not get it until December or so. I've been holding off upgrading for a few months so another few is no big deal, but I've been so impressed with our Nexus 7 I'm ready to have that in a phone form factor plz.

/bought my girlfriend an iphone 5 with my upgrade, her upgrade is next week and i'ma steal it
 
2012-10-26 03:37:44 PM  

keepitcherry: Walker: Suck it Apple. Did you hear me? Suck it.

The fact that people get so emotionally invested in their cell phone brand of choice is hilarious to me.


Some people get so emotionally invested in their choice of brands, they hold fundraisers to give them a Trans-Am.
 
2012-10-26 03:53:28 PM  
They've done a fabulous job with their marketing and trying to pidgeon hole apple into the "clueless hipster" demographic. Decent product doesn't hurt, either
 
ecl
2012-10-26 04:15:06 PM  

Lost Thought 00: They've done a fabulous job with their marketing and trying to pidgeon hole apple into the "clueless hipster" demographic. Decent product doesn't hurt, either


That's being a little too nice.
 
2012-10-26 04:25:57 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: This kind of pointless bickering is why I have the ultimate phone- bow before

[www.cellguru.net image 458x332]

Suck it haters.


Big numbers, no confusing "icons", high volume, enormous text, call-for-help button. Is their target demographic Civil War veterans?
 
2012-10-26 04:33:50 PM  
What I like about Android is that it's easy to develop for. Free tools, an open platform, and a large ecosystem of libraries, sample code, and experienced developers to draw on. Add to that the development of ever-more-powerful hardware like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you've got a winner.
 
2012-10-26 04:41:04 PM  

jjorsett: Glockenspiel Hero: This kind of pointless bickering is why I have the ultimate phone- bow before

[www.cellguru.net image 458x332]

Suck it haters.

Big numbers, no confusing "icons", high volume, enormous text, call-for-help button. Is their target demographic Civil War veterans?


In all honesty, yes, it is, or at least WWII vets. It's directly marketed to the geezer population.

/Only a few more years and I can officially geez.
 
2012-10-26 04:41:52 PM  
Of course. It's extremely awesome.

So awesome that owners wait in or near IPhone lines to point out its awesomeness.
 
2012-10-26 04:44:35 PM  

Walker: Suck it Apple. Did you hear me? Suck it.


Give it another quarter. It's not surprising that Samsung shipped the most phones in a quarter when the S3 was released, and the quarter when everyone knew a new iPhone was about to be released. Similarly, go back two quarters, and Samsung's numbers aren't nearly as good.
Basically, with companies releasing at different times, it makes no sense to compare numbers on anything less than an annual basis (and more appropriate would be simply to compare numbers sold by generation of product).
 
2012-10-26 04:47:10 PM  

jjorsett: What I like about Android is that it's easy to develop for. Free tools, an open platform, and a large ecosystem of libraries, sample code, and experienced developers to draw on. Add to that the development of ever-more-powerful hardware like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you've got a winner.


NotSureIfSerious.gif
 
2012-10-26 04:48:14 PM  
Had to buy a phone earlier this week. Went with an HTC, I thought the Samsung was just a bit too big, though I liked it.

/CSB
 
2012-10-26 04:51:04 PM  

JohnBigBootay: poot_rootbeer: Shipped, huh?

I wonder if we'll eventually find out how many actually sold.

Please. Samsung has sold a goddam gazillion phones. I even have one and I love the damn thing. That said I find cheering for corporations an extremely odd activity.


Oh come on, you're as much of a Samsung troll on Fark as AVG (Samsung pays him btw; I assume they pay you too).

/You're rational on anything non-Samsung, I will admit.
 
2012-10-26 04:56:54 PM  

Lost Thought 00: They've done a fabulous job with their marketing and trying to pidgeon hole apple into the "clueless hipster" demographic. Decent product doesn't hurt, either


I do wonder how effective Samsung's recent marketing campaign has been. For years Apple cornered the market on the whole "douchebag marketing" shtick, but somehow Samsung has one-upped them with their most recent campaign.

They must hire actors based strictly on a high face-punchability factor.
 
2012-10-26 04:59:54 PM  
Why would I upgrade - my current one still works great:

www.instablogsimages.com
 
2012-10-26 05:00:20 PM  

digistil: Oh come on, you're as much of a Samsung troll on Fark as AVG (Samsung pays him btw; I assume they pay you too).

/You're rational on anything non-Samsung, I will admit.



Are you talking to me or the other guy? As far as I can recall that's the first time I ever mentioned samsung. It may as well say 'acme' on the damn thing for all I care. And that goes double for every electronic device I own. Samsung - like apple - has been releasing some very nice hardware lately but I have zero loyalty to any of them. It's all just crap I use to work or play with. Products. I give them money, in exchange they give me toys and tools - as soon as the transaction is completed I consider us even.
 
2012-10-26 05:25:32 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: This kind of pointless bickering is why I have the ultimate phone- bow before

www.cellguru.net

Suck it haters.


That clearly says "Samsung", you've officially signed up for the war. Sorry.
 
2012-10-26 05:26:32 PM  
smart phone?

I think you mean Get Smart phone:

beyondtherift.com
 
2012-10-26 05:36:56 PM  

digistil: jjorsett: What I like about Android is that it's easy to develop for. Free tools, an open platform, and a large ecosystem of libraries, sample code, and experienced developers to draw on. Add to that the development of ever-more-powerful hardware like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you've got a winner.

NotSureIfSerious.gif


What part of that do you have a problem with?
 
2012-10-26 05:41:41 PM  
Samsung needs to consolidate their line a bit. As does Motorola.
 
2012-10-26 05:42:07 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: digistil: jjorsett: What I like about Android is that it's easy to develop for. Free tools, an open platform, and a large ecosystem of libraries, sample code, and experienced developers to draw on. Add to that the development of ever-more-powerful hardware like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you've got a winner.

NotSureIfSerious.gif

What part of that do you have a problem with?


The parts where it's easier, more open, larger eco system to develop with (all of which I've found to be the opposite).
 
2012-10-26 05:43:24 PM  

digistil: jjorsett: What I like about Android is that it's easy to develop for. Free tools, an open platform, and a large ecosystem of libraries, sample code, and experienced developers to draw on. Add to that the development of ever-more-powerful hardware like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you've got a winner.

NotSureIfSerious.gif


Nothing he said is untrue.
 
2012-10-26 05:44:19 PM  

digistil: Fish in a Barrel: digistil: jjorsett: What I like about Android is that it's easy to develop for. Free tools, an open platform, and a large ecosystem of libraries, sample code, and experienced developers to draw on. Add to that the development of ever-more-powerful hardware like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you've got a winner.

NotSureIfSerious.gif

What part of that do you have a problem with?

The parts where it's easier, more open, larger eco system to develop with (all of which I've found to be the opposite).


It's NOT "more open"?
 
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